It seems like almost everyone with an opinion about the NBA expects the Los Angeles Lakers to fire head coach Mike D’Antoni after the season.
D’Antoni is just 64-78 in less than two seasons with the Lakers.
Even colleges have no hope for D’Antoni keeping his job.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Marc Stein,the Marshall Thundering Herd have inquired about D’Antoni.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Thundering Herd have pursued D’Antoni before and made this latest inquiry — which coincides with his uncertain future in Los Angeles — because they “always sound him out” any time Marshall has an opening in a bow to D’Antoni’s stature in school history.
But sources stressed D’Antoni is highly unlikely to make such a switch even if the Lakers opt for a change at season’s end. Although he has served as an unofficial sounding board for school officials in the past, D’Antoni has coached only at the pro level, with three stops in Italy and stints with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Lakers in the NBA.
The Herd need to replace Tom Herrion, who was fired after four seasons.